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East Coast mainline privatisation branded as "madness" by unions

Rail union campaigners have protested at stations along the East Coast main line to mark the route's return to private ownership.

The RMT union say it should stay in the public sector because it's provided the Treasury with millions of pounds since it was taken over six years ago following the collapse of National Express.

But from tomorrow it will be handed over to be run by private firms Virgin and Stagecoach.


Arrest over Doncaster Prison murder

A man's been arrested on suspicion of murder after the death of a man at Doncaster Prison.

The victim was assaulted last night inside Doncaster Prison and died in hospital. Credit: ITV Yorkshire

It's alleged the victim was assaulted at the jail at around 6 o'clock last night.

He was taken to hospital, where he later died.

A 25-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder and is being held in police custody.

A post-mortem is to be carried out today, but the victim is yet to be identified.

Miliband outlines Labour's 'Youth Pledge' in Leeds

Labour leader Ed Miliband will be discussing Labour's 'Youth Pledge' on a visit to our region today.

Labour Leader Ed Miliband is in West Yorkshire later to discuss policies on young people Credit: Nick Ansell/PA Wire

The pledge will outline the party's youth policies, which includes their stance on tuition fees.

He'll be joined on his visit to Leeds by Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls.

Police investigating attempted robbery issue e-fit

Police investigating an attempted robbery in Doncaster have issued an e-fit and appealed for more witnesses to come forward.

The man left the property empty-handed. Credit: South Yorkshire Police

It is believed that a 79-year-old woman from the area of Sprotbrough was knocked to the floor as she answered the door on the afternoon of 16 February.

The man is alleged to have threatened the woman with a hammer, before demanding money and jewellery.

Detectives say he left left the property empty handed and the woman was not injured.

Nurse suspended in connection with death of boy at Doncaster hospital

A nurse has been suspended for a year over failings in her treatment of a four-year-old boy who died in her care at Doncaster Royal Infirmary.

Daniel Hames

Daniel Hames died within hours of arriving at hospital with a severe stomach bug in March 2013.

Stephanie Marshall, who was in charge of the children's observation unit on that night, was suspended by the Nursing and Midwifery Council. The committee found she failed to provide adequate care for Daniel and did not notice he had stopped breathing.


Parents of schoolgirl killed in collision say she had 'heart of gold'

The parents of the 11-year-old who died following a collision with a car in Doncaster say she had "a heart of gold."

Ella Smith

Ella Smith's family say she was a lively girl that everyone fell in love with.

She was fatally injured in the accident with a Citroen C3 on Watch House Lane at the junction with Broughton Avenue just after 4.30pm on Thursday.

Police are appealing for witnesses.

Pensioner fighting for life in hospital after being knocked down

A 90-year-old man is seriously ill in hospital after a road traffic collision at lunchtime today (Saturday 21 February, 2015) in Stainforth, Doncaster.

It happened around 12.30pm on Station Road just outside Asda supermarket between the elderly pedestrian and a Vauxhall Astra travelling in the direction of Dunscroft.

The pensioner was taken to hospital suffering life threatening injuries.

Police are appealing for witnesses.

Police release name of schoolgirl who died in Doncaster collision

The 11-year-old girl who died after being involved in a road traffic collision has been named by police as Ella Smith.

Ella Smith

The incident took place at around 4.30pm on Thursday, 19 February in Bentley, Doncaster.

Ella was involved in a collision with a Citroen C3 on Watch House Lane at the junction with Broughton Avenue.

She was taken to hospital but later died.

Eleven-year-old dies in Doncaster collision

An 11-year-old girl has died following a collision in Bentley, Doncaster, yesterday afternoon.

An 11-year-old girl has died following a collision in Bentley, Doncaster, yesterday afternoon.

Police say that a Citroen C3 and the girl were involved in a collision on Watch House Lane at the junction with Broughton Avenue just after 4.30pm.

She was taken to hospital but died.

Officers are asking anyone who may have witnessed the incident to contact them.

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